(from the article above): Peter King tweeted the following from the former Auburn star: Newton: "I see myself not only as a football player, but an entertainer and icon.'' Ron Rivera, Chan Gailey, John Harbaugh blanch. Of course King is referring to some of the head coaches who could be pondering Newton as their first-round selection in April's draft amid his seeming recent climb into top 10 consideration. Early reaction to Newton's words wasn't positive. "There's a lot that goes with being the face of an organization. And when you make a statement about being an entertainer and being an iconic figure, in my opinion, he's not thinking the right way," said former Cowboys FB Daryl Johnston on NFL Network's NFL Total Access on Tuesday night. Added Packers LB A.J. Hawk: "I was just thinking about current starting star quarterbacks in the NFL, and I can't see any of them ever really saying something like that. ... I can't really see any of them embracing comments like that."